Category: Book Review

Episode 65 – Book Review: The Forbidden Game: The Chase by LJ Smith

Episode two of (some of) our nostalgic track through LJ Smith’s Forbidden Game trilogy is here, and this week, we’re bringing ALL the good stuff. We’re talking overwritten intros, fairytale proms, lurking ex-boyfriends, magical black women, a new game hastily plotted out in a closet over…

Episode 63 – Book Review: The Forbidden Game: The Hunter by LJ Smith

The nostalgia tables have turned! This time, Robin and Cyna are dragging Ollie through the source of their darkest preteen fantasies, LJ Smith’s 90s-fabulous Forbidden Game trilogy. Dee! Julian! Cyberpunk! Nonconsensual magical LARPing! So. Many. Descriptions. Of. Eyes. We cover it all in our discussion of…

Episode 53 – Roundtable Book Review: Moon Chosen by PC Cast

CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains discussion of rape, misogyny, and racism. Boy, do we have a treat for you guys this week, in both the ironic and genuine sense! First, the bad news – we’re FINALLY talking about PC Cast’s latest New York Times bestselling travesty,…

Episode 50 – Book Review: One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

Huzzah! It’s the 50th numbered episode of Papercuts Podcast, right smack dab in the middle of the Halloween season! To celebrate, Cyna and Ollie are reviewing our pick from the Halloween JABBIC, Natalie D. Richard’s YA thriller One Was Lost. Will it be a tense psychological…

Episode 47 – YA Comics

Papercuts gets GRAPHIC! In this episode, Cyna, Ollie, and a begrudging Robin venture into the fast-growing world of YA comics, and take a look at two popular teen-centric titles – Lumberjanes and The Wicked and the Divine – and also We Are Robin. Relevant Links A(n…

Episode 45 – Book Review: On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

On this double-sized episode of Papercuts Podcast, Robin instigates a discussion of that rad sci-fi novel that we all totally dug back in March’s JABBIC, the excellent On the Edge of Gone. We have feels. Lots of them. WARNING: LOADED WITH SPOILERS FOR ON THE EDGE…

Episode 37.5 – Pike vs Stine: Round 2

We’re back for the second half of our epic Pike vs Stine discussion! Today, Robin, Ollie, and I discuss our Pike picks, Chain Letter and Remember Me, with a side rant about one of RL Stine’s newer titles, The Lost Girl. Plus: Christopher Pike and cultural…